Hunt for Easter eggs at modernist architectural landmark The Barbican:
Available from 12 - 21 April: 120 qm flat spanning over 3 floors, 2 bedrooms - a smaller one on ground level of flat (5th floor of the building) and a large one on the 3rd floor of the flat (7th floor of the building), large lounge and open plan kitchen, large roof terrace, views over the Barbican, St Pauls Cathedral, Old Street etc.
Suitable for 2 persons, or 2 adults & 2 children. Not suitable for parties. No pets. Please note the large bedroom has a 160cm wide double bed, the smaller bedroom has two single beds (90cm wide each),
£100 per night. Minimum stay 4 nights.
The Barbican is an architectural landmark located within the Square Mile in Central London / Clerkenwell / Hoxton / Liverpool Street Station / Spitalfields Market & Brick Lane, Islington / Angel / Upper Street, St Paul's Cathedral/Tate Modern, as well as London Bridge / Borough Market all within 15-20 mins walking distance.
2 mins to Barbican tube station, which gives access to Circle and Hammersmith & City lines, 5 mins to buses to Central London (phone number hidden) mins to the Barbican Arts Center, Barbican Cinema and Concert Hall.
About the Barbican:
"There is nothing like the Barbican Estate in scale, intelligence, ingenuity, quality, urban landscaping and sheer abstract artistry anywhere else in Britain, perhaps even the world. True, some of its inspiration came from Le Corbusier’s concrete housing block, L’Unité d’Habitation, in Marseilles, yet the ambition and complexity of the Barbican make it a thing apart. Covering 40 acres, it is a modern take on the notions of medieval walled cities, the castles of Crusaders and of the Welsh Marches; of ocean liners, of mountain ranges glimpsed through the interstices of city streets and, believe it or not, of Venice. The way residents can walk over bridges, besides water and away from cars were all directly inspired by a trip the architects made to La Serenissima. And because it promised to turn its broad, rough concrete back on noisy City thoroughfares, the Barbican really could offer those who lived inside it something of the serenity of Venice. I lived here for four years, and was astonished by the quiet." Time Out
"The Barbican Centre is an oasis in the city, car-free and focused on water and plants."
"The Barbican has just been made a listed building. It's about time this much-maligned development was recognised as an architectural gem, says Jonathan Glancey, one of many satisifed residents." The Guardian
Really great experience. Stephanie was really helpful and was available any time we had questions, even though she was away on holiday. She also was very flexible and let us stay one extra day. The apartment is really nice, clean and has everything you will ever need for a nice vacation. We highly recommend.
My mom and I spent 6 nights here. We only briefly met with Steph and her husband to retrieve the keys prior to our stay. They left us very detailed directions and a lovely vase of roses to welcome us. Very thoughtful. Their place was amazing! Very conveniently located and a really cool flat. The Barbican can be a little confusing at first, and Steph was very helpful when we picked up the keys to help with directions. We finally figured it all out just when when we were leaving. Definitely would recommend this flat. Very centrally located and a great value!
Steph was a great host. She provided clear instructions for locating the apartment, replied promptly to questions we had and was kind enough to leave a well received bottle of wine for us to enjoy on arrival.
The apartment was great, lot's of natural light, amazing views, a lovely roof terrace and very quiet in the evenings, so a good nights sleep was never a problem. The amenities of the Barbican complex were the cherry on top of the cake.
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful apartment. Thank you Steph! Spacious, clean, quiet and centrally located, we loved looking out on the the streets from the balconies. The fridge had milk and chocolate croissants when we arrived, which was very much appreciated and Steph left great instructions on how to get around. Fully recommended.
We stayed 5 nights at Steph's place in the Barbican and it was a very pleasant experience. The apartment's three floors means that there is a bit of walking up and down but it also provide loads of light and a nice view of the city. It was very clean, comfortable and had a nice feel to it. The seating area in the kitchen is really nice and great to just hang out in. Steph was so kind as to leave us a snack and a bit of milk in the fridge which was very helpful as we arrived in the evening. Only little minus was that the floor heating was on all the time so the apartment was really hot. But considering most English houses are really cold when it is freezing outside I find a warm house is preferable. And with big doors opening up to the balconies it was easy to get fresh air. The area is also really cool with all the great cafes and restaurant in Clerkenwell just around the corner. Would definitely stay here again!
Glad you liked our home! Re: underfloor heating - unfortunately the heating regulation in the entire Barbican complex is centralised and can't be adjusted individually. The temperature taken on day 1 will be taken as the parameter for the heating level for the next day. With extreme weather changes this can lead to overheating. The good news are, as Naja said, the flat never feels chilly, plus with the sunny months ahead there will be no heating. :)
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.